Northern Cross
noun Date: circa 1909 a cross formed by six stars in Cygnus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Northern Cross — may refer to: Northern Cross, an asterism in the constellation Cygnus Northern Cross (pilgrimage), an annual pilgrimage in northern England and the England Scotland border Northern Cross, the section of the M50 motorway (Ireland), from Junctions… …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Cross — the the five brightest stars in the constellation Cygnus that seem to form the shape of a cross: often used to mean the entire constellation Cygnus …   English World dictionary

  • Northern Cross — noun a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus • Instance Hypernyms: ↑bunch, ↑clump, ↑cluster, ↑clustering • Member Holonyms: ↑Cygnus * * * Astron. six stars in the constellation Cygnus, arranged in the form of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Northern Cross — noun A summer asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a cross. It includes the stars Deneb and Albireo. Syn: Cygnus …   Wiktionary

  • Northern Cross — North′ern Cross′ n. astron. six stars in the constellation Cygnus, arranged in the form of a cross • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Northern Cross — Astron. six stars in the constellation Cygnus, arranged in the form of a cross. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Northern Cross — /nɔðən ˈkrɒs/ (say nawdhuhn kros) noun (in the constellation Cygnus) six stars arranged in the form of a cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • Northern Cross Railroad — Locale central United States Dates of operation 1838–1847 Successor Wabash Railroad Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,4 …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Cross (pilgrimage) — Northern Cross is an annual, ecumenical, Christian cross carrying, walking pilgrimage to Lindisfarne (Holy Island) that takes place at Easter. The pilgrimage was founded in 1976 by walkers from Student Cross seeking a new destination, who led a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cross Timbers — The outline of the Cross Timbers as defined by the EPA Ecology Ecozone Nearctic …   Wikipedia

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